Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in September, according to the state Department of Labor.
That’s up from 4.9 percent in August.
Officials say more jobs were created in September, but the number of people looking for employment also grew.
“In September, we had the largest increase in our labor force we’ve seen in nearly a quarter of a century,” said state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.
Georgia’s labor force, which includes people with jobs and those actively looking for one, grew by 25,737 to 4,918,505 in September.